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On Libingan, ARMM, atbp. C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S Jonathan De la Cruz 06/10/2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

On Libingan, ARMM, atbp.

C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S
Jonathan De la Cruz
06/10/2011
Now that Congress has passed the bill postponing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) elections it is hoped that presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda will stop mingling that issue with the long debated burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. There was no point interjecting that in the heat of the ARMM debates. There is no point doing so again as the battle crosses over to the Supreme Court (SC). In fact, there is no point for Malacañang bringing up the Marcos burial issue at all anytime it catches its fancy. This issue has been debated to the bone. It is time for the Palace to take a stand and bring it to a close. If the Palace boys are really so heated up about this matter they should simply advise P-Noy, if he is so minded, to just implement AFP Regulation No. 161-375 issued by then AFP Chief Fidel Ramos and approved by the late President Cory Aquino, listing down those qualified to be interred at the Libingan as well as the disqualifications. That regulation is in place up to this day and includes former presidents, DND secretaries and other military officers as well as Medal of Valor awardees, among others, as among those so qualified.
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